20 January 2012

Simple Line Quilting

Remember my Silly Goose quilt and its simplistic quilting? I had hinted a while back that I would share my quilting method with you...
 
The method is not difficult as long as you have the right tools at your disposal. The first of these recommended tools is a walking foot attachment for your sewing machine. The other is Therm O Web's PeelNStick Ruler Tape.   
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Of course, one of the easiest ways to quilt simple lines is to follow the existing lines or seams on the quilt. (See below where I've quilted 1/4" away from the vertical seams.)   
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But what if I'm working on a non-linear quilt?
That's where my PeelNStick Ruler Tape comes in. With it, you can add lines anywhere you want!  In this case, I wanted to insert more lines in between the existing quilted lines I had just added. 
First, I cut a piece long enough to run along the whole length of the quilt. Then, I centered the tape between the existing quilted lines.

Next, I sewed about 1/8" away from the edge of the tape on both sides. (You can see where I lined up the walking foot with the edge of the tape.)
I re-used the strip of ruler tape four or five times before tearing a new piece.

And that's pretty much it. Once you finish quilting the desired amount of lines, you're left with a design that is simple and clean--and really showcases the quilt design.  Whatever you decide to do, the ruler tape is a fantastic way for you to add lines wherever you want!

Lucky for me, Santa was sure to include a few extra rolls in my stocking! If you want to see another example of how I've used this ruler tape on a non-linear quilt, check out my autumn table runner!

5 comments:

  1. I love straight line quilting, so clean and modern. I've used this same method but with painter's tape and it works great!

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  2. Such a pretty quilt. I love it. :)
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  3. Thanks for the tip! Will certainly try this or the painters tape (I have some of that handy). Love this one.

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  4. Great product I will have to get some.

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